program ideas for your comments - part 2
Michael A. Poresky (mapor@MAIL.IDT.NET)
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 15:31:40 -0700
To all Scouts-L subscribers: Please accept my apologies for reposting=20
this rather lengthy article (in
four parts!) I tried sending it in one, then two parts, but I messed up.
I was recently named Vice Chair for Program for Breukelen=20
District, Brooklyn, NY which covers more than
half of the Borough of Brooklyn. What follows are some ideas and=20
thoughts I have regarding the program in the
District. I have been distributing this memorandum to my fellow Scouters=
in Brooklyn for their comments. I
would appreciate YOUR thoughts, comments and ideas.
Spring event. Encourages camping and the development of Scout=20
Use youth staff in developing and running programs (Order of the=20
Have separate campfire crew:
Coordinates stunts, skits, songs
Cleans up after campfire.
Develop theme for Camporee
If scoring, should include:
Site set up
Cracker Barrel (some kosher food)
Evaluation forms from Scoutmaster and Senior Patrol Leaders=20
Patches on hand at the closing ceremony
Webelos to Scout bridging ceremony at the closing campfire.
Same kind of event as Camporee; held in fall
Check alternate locations for events. survey leaders for ideas; this=20
could be part of the
Cub program at both events on Saturday and/or Sunday. It is important to=
get Cubs out
to the events to whet their appetites to be part of the =93big kids=20
program=94 - Boy Scouting.
Can we get a location with guaranteed snow? Snow machines? =20
sponsorship from the Parks Department. (Van Cortland Park??)
Send out sled plans early. Have one sled made as sample. Ready=20
at the October
or November Roundtable.
Allow use of other sleds with handicapping by weighting the sled=20
load or by
adjusting the scoring. (Use a spring scale. Test a regulation Klondike=20
sled with a 100
pound load. See how many pounds of pull it takes to get it started on=20
the course. Have
sandbags or extra Scouts to load onto the sled to bring them to the same=20
Focus on older Scouts/co-ed groups/Explorers.
1. TMR Trek. Work out program with TMR. Should include COPE. TMR Trek=
be prerequisite for attending Philmont or other high adventure base=20
3. Sea Base.
4. Other High Adventure Bases.
5. High Adventure during the year: Weekends in the Adirondacks or on=20
Trail. Other Scout Camps. Winter vacation, Spring break, etc. =20
Appalachian Mountain Club. New York-New Jersey Trail Association, etc.
Keep crew size to 12 (like Philmont standard) for all High Adventure=20
program for older Scouts...to be discussed.
Field day in Spring. Same weekend and place as Camporee. =20
(Commissioners: does every Webelos have a Troop to join??)
Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos events. Score Packs on overall=20
Have Scouts in uniform run the events -- keep adults to the=20
Troop are you going to join when you become a Scout? I hope to see you=20
Camp. Get the Order of the Arrow involved!)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City